Thursday, December 15, 2011

Congratulations to the community on 12/14 meeting!

Thanks to all our partners, the speakers, and especially to engaged members of the public who helped make last night's meeting a success. We counted over 120 people in the room at one time, for a total attendance of about 140.

See the article in today's Jersey Journal: "Amid a standing-room-only crowd of more than 100 last night, Peter Kelly, the CEO of Christ Hospital in Jersey City, defended the proposed $15.8 million sale of the hospital to California-based Prime Healthcare Services... Many [audience members] wanted to know if Prime could honor the five-year deal and then close the hospital. 'Why can’t you give us a 30-year agreement, or are you trying to get the deal done as soon as possible?' asked Joel Torres, a Heights resident." See the full article, "CEO of Christ Hospital defends deal."

Thanks again to the community for caring about Christ Hospital and its future. We will continue to update you with fact-checks from the meeting, information about the proposed sale, and next steps for community involvement.

Christ Hospital CEO and Board member Peter Kelly addresses community meeting

Packed house. RNA Vice President Kern Wiessman asks a question

Photos copyright (c) 2011 by HPAE, used by permission.

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